The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive tackle Drake Nevis.

Nevis, a former 2011 third round pick of the Indianapolis Colts appeared in 14 games over the past two seasons starting three games last year. Nevis finished both of the last two seasons on injured reserve with hand and back injuries.

He was released by the Indianapolis Colts at the end of training camp this season and was claimed by the San Diego Chargers off waivers but was later released.

Nevis was considered one of the top defensive tackles for the 2011 NFL Draft and was a first team All American selection at LSU in 2010.

To make room for Nevis on the roster the Dallas Cowboys released defensive tackle Jerome Long.